Maharashtra varieties five-lawyer panel for coordination on Maratha quota

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Maharashtra forms five-lawyer panel for coordination on Maratha quota

PWD state minister and congress leader Ashok Chavan, who heads the cabinet subcommittee on the maratha quota, said so in a Dec. 5 statement.

The Maharashtra government has set up a coordinating committee of five lawyers in connection with the hearing before the five-member Constitutional Bank of the Supreme Court to seek the lifting of the Maratha quota.

PWD state minister and congress leader Ashok Chavan, who heads the cabinet’s subcommittee on maratha quota, said so in a statement released on Saturday.

He said that in accordance with the state’s request for a layover vacation in the Maratha Reservation, the Supreme Court Constitutional Bank would hear the government’s petition on December 9 at 2 p.m.

“When making suggestions, members of the Maratha community, historians and researchers should communicate with this coordinating committee of lawyers. It will investigate the proposals and forward them to the government attorneys who appear in court, ”Chavan said.

In September this year, the Supreme Court suspended the implementation of Maharashtra’s Socially and Educationally Backward Classes Act (SEBC) from 2018, which granted the Maratha community a quota of 16%.

The government had applied for leave for the Apex court’s stay amid protests from pro-quota organizations.

While the Bombay Supreme Court upheld the law, it had previously stated that a 16% reservation was not justified and that the quota must not exceed 12% for jobs and 13% for admissions to educational institutions.

The Supreme Court had stated that appeals against the Supreme Court order would have to be examined by a major bank. Accordingly, the hearing will take place before a constitutional bank with five judges.

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